On September 7 when flying over the Hungarian Air Force Base 59th Szentgyörgyi Dezső in Kecskemét the Hungarian Gripen fleet passed its 6000 flight hour. A formation of three fighters celebrated the achievement.
Image: Gripen in Hungary. Photo: MH 59. Szentgyörgyi Dezső Repülőbázis
After the formation flight MJG Zoltán Pintér, Air Force Commander and BRG Nándor Kilián, Commander of the 59th Szentgyörgyi Dezső Air Base congratulated the pilots, the technicians and the Swedish technical support team for their professional performance during the past years.
The Gripen fleet has been operational in Hungary since 2007 via a government-to-government contract between Sweden and Hungary.
- Gripen is a state of the art multi-role combat aircraft. Today we are happy to be able to congratulate the Hungarian Air Force for the flight hour achievement. Gripen is committed to the future of the Hungarian Air Force, said Ulf Hammarström Director General at the Swedish Defence and Security Export Agency.